Follow Us On Follow us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
Register

Activity Stream

Filter
Sort By Time Show
Recent Recent Popular Popular Anytime Anytime Last 24 Hours Last 24 Hours Last 7 Days Last 7 Days Last 30 Days Last 30 Days All All Photos Photos Forum Forums
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 22nd, 2024, 03:50 PM
    From Radio Online: To understand the magnitude of the brand Steve's Pest Control built with long-term advertising on AM/FM radio, the Cumulus Media | Westwood One Audio Active Group commissioned MARU/Matchbox to conduct a study of 98 consumers in the Columbia-Jefferson City DMA in December, 2023. This week's blog examines the More...
    0 replies | 3 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 22nd, 2024, 03:10 PM
    From Radio Online: Digio Strategies, a radio group which owns six radio stations and a digital company, based in Mississippi and Alabama, is merging with Darkhorse Press. Therese Apel, owner of Darkhorse Press will make her return to radio news on US 96.3, Mix 98.7, 93.5 The Legend and Blues 93.1 on Monday, August 5 at 6am More...
    0 replies | 0 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 22nd, 2024, 03:10 PM
    From Radio Insight: Nielsen continues its releases of the June 2024 continuous diary market and Spring 2024 biannual ratings surveys today. Today’s markets include June monthly ratings for Albany/Schenectady/Troy and Syracuse. Spring ratings for Augusta, Bangor, Burlington/Plattsburgh, Concord, Hudson Valley, Lebanon/Hanover/White River Junction, Manchester, Montpelier/Barre/St. Johnsbury, Newburgh/Middletown, Portland ME, Portsmouth, Poughkeepsie, Utica/Rome, and Watertown. Other markets coming this week: On Tuesday, July 23: June monthly ratings for Dayton, Fort Myers, Grand Rapids, Metro Fairfield County, Tucson and Tulsa. Spring ratings for Danbury, Fort Smith, Kalamazoo, Lima/Van Wert, McAllen/Brownsville/Harlingen, Muskegon, New Haven, and Sarasota. On Wednesday, July 24: June monthly ratings for Albuquerque, Allentown/Bethlehem, El Paso, Fresno, Honolulu, Knoxville, and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Spring ratings for Johnson City/Kingsport/Bristol, Las Cruces, and Williamsport. On Thursday, July 25: June monthly ratings for Akron, Bakersfield, Charleston SC, Harrisburg/Lebanon/Carlisle, and Omaha/Council Bluffs. Spring ratings for Canton, Hagerstown/Chambersburg, Lancaster PA, Lincoln, Myrtle Beach, New London, Wilmington DE, and York. On Friday, July 26: June monthly ratings for Columbia SC, Des Moines, Greenville/New Bern/Jacksonville NC, Little Rock, Monterey/Salinas/Santa Cruz, Spokane, and Springfield MA. Spring ratings for Gainesville/Ocala, Hot Springs, and Stockton. more
    0 replies | 2 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 22nd, 2024, 02:40 PM
    From Radio Online: To salute teachers across America, syndicated Bob andamp; Sheri conducted a multi-platform nationwide contest that culminated in a fun-filled trip for eight grand prize-winning teachers and their guests to the Margaritaville Resort in Ft. Myers Beach, FL this past weekend. Two of the Bob and More...
    0 replies | 4 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 22nd, 2024, 02:40 PM
    From Radio Insight: Digio Strategies is growing its operations in Jackson and Meridian MS with the purchase of Therese Apel’s Darkhorse Press. Launched in 2021, the publication focuses on crime news in the state of Mississippi. Apel, who previously has worked as a newspaper and television reporter in the state, will anchor morning news updates for four of Digio’s Jackson stations: “Blues 93.1” WHJT-HD2, Classic Country “93.5 The Legend” WHJT, Country “US 96.3” WUSJ, and AC “Mix 98.7” as well as breaking news coverage on CHR “Y101” WYOY and Classic Hip Hop “102.1 The Box” 780 WIIN. Digio Jackson General Manager Kelly Crocker said, “We are building our business for continued success for decades to come and by adding one of the most respected journalists to our team, this helps solidify our position in our state.” Apel followed, “I?m honored to be taking my decades of experience in journalism and joining forces with some of the most respected talent in the radio and media industry in Mississippi. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to grow in a way that keeps us authentic, local, and Mississippi-centric while enabling us to bring you the news and stories that you want to see and hear with much more momentum.” She continued, “The goal of Darkhorse Press has always been to bring you fair, unbiased news with integrity. I can?t even express how God?s hand has led this partnership and how unmistakeable He?s been throughout these talks. We look forward to many years, and we want to give Him all the glory for all He?s done to bring us to this point and beyond.” Digio Operations Manager Jan Michaels added, “We were searching for more ways to serve our local community and by adding Therese and Darkhorse Press, we are accomplishing that goal. When most companies are replacing local talent with automation or national services, we are continuing to build our local team to better serve and be an even more trusted source of news, information and entertainment.” more
    0 replies | 4 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 22nd, 2024, 02:40 PM
    From Radio Online: Musburger Media has agreed to acquire VSiN, The Sports Betting Network, from DraftKings Inc. Original VSiN founders Brian Musburger and Bill Adee, who were part of the team that previously launched and led the multi-platform broadcast and content company, will lead it moving forward. VSiN will continue to More...
    0 replies | 2 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 22nd, 2024, 02:00 PM
    From Radio Insight: Three and half years after selling VSiN to DraftKings, a group of the original founders are reacquiring the Sports Betting network. Brian Musburger and Bill Adee as Musburger Media have repurchased VSiN for an undisclosed amount. Musburger, who served as founder and CEO had continued to manager the network under DraftKings ownership. DraftKings had purchased the network from Vegas Sports Information Network Inc. in March 2021. The VSiN programming will continue with its programming available 24/7 on iHeartRadio, TuneIn, VSiN.com, and either 24/7 or in select dayparts on multiple video providers and 300 radio affiliates across the country from its studios at the Circa Resort in downtown Las Vegas. Musburger stated, ?While a lot has changed in the sports betting industry over the past three-and-a-half years, our original vision for VSiN still holds and we are committed to delivering the most credible, independent information and analysis sports bettors can find anywhere. We truly appreciate the work we?ve done with DraftKings and look forward to continuing to collaborate on future projects. Bill and I couldn?t be more excited about leading VSiN into the future and cementing our position as a trusted authority in sports betting.? DraftKings Chief Marketing Officer Stephanie Sherman commented, “DraftKings continues to optimize its investments in content and media to align with the most critical areas and needs of our business strategy, objectives, and goals. We want to thank Brian, Bill, and the entire team at VSiN for a great relationship, and we look forward to continuing to advertise on the network.? more
    0 replies | 0 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 22nd, 2024, 01:10 PM
    From Radio Insight: How hot was it in Portland this Tuesday? ?The Pacific Northwest is melting!? declared PD/PMD Dylan Salisbury on KBFF (Live 95.5).One of Live?s sweepers announced that they were ?currently taking reservations for friends with a boat and central air-conditioning.? Another said, ?This is the heat they had Stanley and Zero diggin? them holes in.?* On KKRZ (Z100),PD/PMD Rayne played up the air-conditioned part of a museum-ticket giveaway. Portland was one of the earliest markets where CHR seemed to go cold. According to ratings expert Chris Huff, iHeart?s Z100 first descended into the four-share range, then a rare occurrence for a major-market heritage CHR a decade ago. Since 2018, it has typically been found in the three-shares.* So while the format?s rebound stories remain outliers, it has been gratifying to see one in Portland, where Z100 and Alpha?s Live 95.5 have added more than four shares between them since January. In the June PPM, Live was up 4.3-5.1, making it No. 4 in the market, and the contemporary music leader. Z100 was up 4.1-4.5 (and nearly two shares ahead of January).* Live 95.5 has made a few appearances in these pages over the last year thanks to the presence of middayer Ashley Elzinga, whose ?AI Ashley? alter-ego became the first and heavily watched test case of AI-generated hosting. It has also been the major-market CHR most likely to acknowledge streaming?s left-field hits.* Z100 returned to my radar in February for bringing PD Tim ?Rayne? Rainey back to radio after three years. Live 95.5 recently added TM Studio?s ?Live in Portland? package. As the ?AI Ashley? experiment enters its second year, there were plenty of reasons to take a ?Fresh Listen? to both stations. Compared to Live 95.5, Z100 has a deeper throwback component, although it?s become more reaction-record-conscious since Rayne?s arrival. There was a ?before you added it to your playlist, you heard it here first on Z100? stager before ?Million Dollar Baby.? (Mediabase shows the station as having been three days ahead of Live on the first spin.)* In that way, and others, you can hear Rayne working hard to reanimate even regular station business like the hourly ?text-to-win? codeword teasers, or talking about the most-requested song. He had also just brought the ?What?s in My Pants?? feature to the market. ?We did it on Friday and got two complaints, so we have to do it again.? (The item in question that day was a HydroFlask.)* Between Rayne?s two contests, I counted nine talk breaks that hour, compared to only three that were entirely produced. That?s a ratio I haven?t heard on CHR (or most) stations in a long time. Here?s Z100 at 3:50 p.m., Monday, July 15: Post Malone w/Morgan Wallen, ?I Had Some Help? Chappell Roan, ?Good Luck, Babe!? Katy Perry, ?Firework? Ariana Grande, ?We Can?t Be Friends (Wait for Your Love)? Linkin Park, ?In the End? Tommy Richman, ?Million Dollar Baby? David Kushner, ?Daylight? Dua Lipa, ?Illusion? Black Eyed Peas, ?Where Is the Love? Hozier, ?Too Sweet? Sabrina Carpenter, ?Please Please Please? Miguel, ?Sure Thing? Imagine Dragons, ?Demons? Sabrina Carpenter, ?Espresso? Billie Eilish, ?Birds of a Feather? And here?s the station at 2:50 p.m., Tuesday, July 16: Ariana Grande, ?We Can?t Be Friends (Wait for Your Love)? Sabrina Carpenter, ?Please Please Please? OneRepublic, ?Counting Stars? Benson Boone, ?Beautiful Things? Baby Bash, ?Suga Suga? Billie Eilish, ?Lunch? Tate McRae, ?Greedy? Dua Lipa, ?Illusion? Post Malone, ?Better Now? Gotye, ?Somebody That I Used to Know? Sabrina Carpenter, ?Espresso? Billie Eilish, ?Birds of a Feather? I listened to both Elzinga and Salisbury on Tuesday. The only appearances of ?AI Ashley? in the hour I heard that day were weather forecasts, along with three regular breaks. She teased Salisbury?s upcoming Niall Horan ticket giveaway. She also did a break about pet names before announcing, ?We?re commercial free at 12:30, Buttercup!? Salisbury was mostly talking about the weather ? not a throwaway topic on a day that went into the upper 90s. ?Taylor?s preaching with this one,? he said next to Swift?s ?Cruel Summer.? He also asked listeners what they were ordering for Amazon Prime Day. So far, he said, it had just been dog bones. ?But it?s early.?* Some other notes: Live?s new jingles promise ?Portland?s Top Hits.? KBFF never felt low-effort to me before, but the jingles do make a definite difference in the ?something?s happening? factor. There?s also a signature jingle that appears once or so an hour on Z100, meaning that the market has not just a viable CHR battle, but one with jingles on both stations to some extent. Z100 was giving away tickets to Throwback Hip-Hop sister KXJM (Jamn 107.5)?s ?Summer Jam? concert, featuring Ice Cube, E-40, Mya, Luniz, and Ginuwine. Z100?s Rayne did a break about the upcoming Portland Pride Festival and Parade, particularly how much he?d heard about it as a newcomer to the market. Live 95.5 had a sweeper declaring itself ?Proudly Portland.? Here?s Live 95.5 just before 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 16: Sabrina Carpenter, ?Espresso? The Weeknd, ?Blinding Lights? Tommy Richman, ?Million Dollar Baby? Teddy Swims, ?Lose Control? Kendrick Lamar, ?Just Like Us? Gayle, ?ABCDEFU? Post Malone w/Morgan Wallen, ?I Had Some Help? Sabrina Carpenter, ?Feather? Justin Bieber, ?Ghost? Chappell Roan, ?Good Luck, Babe!? David Kushner, ?Daylight? Sabrina Carpenter, ?Please Please Please? Wiz Khalifa f/Charlie Puth, ?See You Again? Benson Boone, ?Beautiful Things? Shaboozey, ?A Bar Song (Tipsy)? DJO, ?End of Beginning? Artemas, ?I Like the Way You Kiss Me? Taylor Swift, ?Cruel Summer? And here?s the station at 4 p.m., Tuesday, July 16: DJO, ?End of Beginning? Tommy Richman, ?Million Dollar Baby? Dua Lipa, ?Levitating? Hozier, ?Too Sweet? Billie Eilish, ?Birds of a Feather? Pink Pantheress & Ice Spice, ?Boy?s a Liar (Pt. II)? Taylor Swift, ?Fortnight? Jonas Brothers, ?Sucker? Dua Lipa, ?Dance the Night? Sabrina Carpenter, ?Please Please Please? The Weeknd, ?The Hills? Chappell Roan, ?Pink Pony Club? Sam Smith & Normani, ?Dancing With a Stranger? Taylor Swift, ?Cruel Summer? Shaboozey, ?A Bar Song (Tipsy)? Nicki Minaj f/Ice Spice w/Aqua, ?Barbie World? more
    0 replies | 2 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 22nd, 2024, 12:30 PM
    From Radio Insight: Ryan Hoppe’s “Hoppe Hour” has joined the lineup on the nationally syndicated Podcast Radio network. The show, which began on colleges stations WHCM and WNUR in the Chicago suburbs, has been based in the Tampa area since 2015 where Hoppe has worked at multiple stations in production and on-air roles including “102.5 The Bone“WHPT, 620 WDAE, and currently at Beasley Media’s cluster. Described as a “unique blend of Hot Talk and throwback hits”, “Hoppe Hour” has won Creative Loafing of Tampa Bay’s “Best Local Podcast” in 2015 and 2017 and “Best Radio Host” in 2022. Hoppe told RadioInsight, “I am thrilled to be featured on Podcast Radio US! We can’t wait to connect with new audiences and continue to deliver the entertainment and information that my listeners have come to love since 2012. I believe that this expansion is just the beginning. Hoppe Hour?s goal is to continue growing and evolving, reaching even more listeners with my unique brand of radio. I am committed to providing high-quality content and I?m excited about the future of Hoppe Hour on Podcast Radio US. I can?t thank Gerard Edwards, Lorra Smedley, Gary Krantz, and Mike McVay enough for this opportunity.” more
    0 replies | 4 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 22nd, 2024, 11:10 AM
    From Radio Insight: ‘Slick’ Tom Tiberi has exited nights at Cumulus Classic Rock “97 Rock” 96.9 WGRF Buffalo NY after sharing a meme of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin laying in coffins on his personal Facebook page that he claims was doctored by others to look like he posted it following Trump’s assassination attempt last weekend. Tiberi, who has been at WGRF (and predecessor WGRQ) in multiple stints since the early 1980s, shared the following statement: Last Thursday I shared a dark humored FB meme about former President Trump, on my personal FB page. Was it in poor taste? Yes, it was. However, the point I need to stress is that this meme was put up BEFORE the assassination attempt on Saturday, I then took it down immediately! However, by then a small but well-organized group of far-right extremist on FB had taken a screen shot of my meme and posted it all over public FB and to their private far right FB groups. This included posting phone numbers and e-mail addresses of Cumulus local and corporate Cumulus management. The screen shot they shared made it look like I had posted the meme AFTER the assassination attempt rather than on Thursday. This small group of individuals have succeeded in getting me fired from 97 Rock, as Cumulus local management crumbled under the pressure from this small group of lunatics. Make no mistake, this was a well-organized hit job! Funny, these are the very same people who whine about cancel culture and freedom of speech. For now, I would like to express my deep affection and thanks to all my loyal listeners that have welcomed me into their homes and supported me over the last 25 years. You are more than listeners to me; you are and will always be my true friends. Let us just say so long for now, as I’ll be back!! A request for comment to Cumulus has gone unanswered as of this writing. Tiberi’s radio career began in 1979 at 1400 WYSL Buffalo and outside of brief stints early in his career in Nashville and Winston-Salem, he has remained in his hometown since joining “97 Rock” in 1982. His most recent stint at WGRF began in 2010 when he returned to the station after being part of budget cuts two years prior following a two decade run in nights from 1988 to 2008. He has also worked in the market at stations including WBYR, WECK, and WZIR. INSTANT INSIGHT: Reason #8787234 that personal politics and music radio should not mix. While Tiberi shared the meme on his personal account, he did so as a representative of WGRF and Cumulus. Anything said in a public space that could lead to loss of advertising revenue or negative publicity will likely put a talent at risk. It also didn’t help that this is the second incident in recent years regarding talent from WGRF. In 2021, then-morning host Rob Lederman was fired after comments made on-air where he compared how he likes toast to the skin tones of black women. A few weeks later the station parted ways with the remainder of the morning show and WGRF’s Program Director. more
    0 replies | 3 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 22nd, 2024, 10:40 AM
    From Radio Online: Dan Taberski's new podcast, Hysterical, has widely premiered across streaming platforms. The series follows the outbreak of a mysterious illness affecting otherwise healthy teenage girls in LeRoy, NY and as the investigation deepens, other seemingly inexplicable phenomena begin to connect back to a contagion More...
    0 replies | 4 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 22nd, 2024, 10:00 AM
    From Radio Online: The Texas Radio Hall of Fame (TRHOF) has released the names of the fifty (50) nominees for its 2024 Induction Class. The voting portal will be open and accessible to voting members via TRHOF.net through midnight on Monday, August 5. Over two hundred broadcast professionals with ties More...
    0 replies | 3 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 22nd, 2024, 09:20 AM
    From Radio Insight: The Texas Radio Hall of Fame (TRHOF) has released the names of the fifty (50) nominees for its 2024 Induction Class. The voting portal will be open and accessible to voting members via TRHOF.net through midnight on Monday, August 5th. ?We?ve been continually working to refine, streamline, and demystify the nomination and voting process? observes TRHOF Executive Director Doug Harris, ?and each year we continue to make major steps forward. Once again, we have a group of outstanding broadcasters for our voting members to consider with a balloting platform that includes their photos and biographical information for review.? Over two hundred broadcast professionals with ties to Texas radio were nominated for consideration by the TRHOF Review Committee, which reached a consensus on the final fifty. Voting members of the TRHOF will now determine the twenty individuals who will be honored in the TRHOF?s Annual Induction Ceremony at the Texas Museum of Broadcasting and Communications in Kilgore, TX. ?We are very pleased with this slate of nominees, which spotlights the depth and breadth of Texas radio talent,? says Harris. ?From the tower to the boardroom to the conference room, this list of nominees touches the geographic boundaries of the state and connects to a variety of markets, formats and virtually every position of service in the broadcast world.? Those selected for the 2024 Induction Class will be honored during the organization?s Annual Induction and Reunion Weekend, November 1-2, 2024, at the Texas Museum of Broadcasting and Communications in Kilgore, Texas. Information on becoming a TRHOF voting member is available on the organization?s website and interested parties may still join?and vote?in this year?s selection. DAN ACREE DAVID ANDERSON JUD ASHMORE BOB BARRY JAY BRITT MIKE CAPPS STEVE COFFMAN RAOUL CORTEZ FRANK ?BIG FRANK? EDWARDS STEVE EVERETT JOHN FROST PAUL GLEISER JOHN GRANATO AND LANCE ZIERLEIN HENRY GUERRA MAT ?THE MIGHTY QUINN? GUINN DENE HALLAM JERRY AND WANDA HANSZEN JAY HOWARD JOJO AND PATCHES JANE PRINCE JONES JAY JONES MARY LENOUE ANDY LOCKRIDGE MICHAEL MAIN GARY MASON MELANIE MILLER GEORGE HENRY NELSON JOHN NELSON JOHN ?THE LAMA? OAKES MICHAEL PACKER CHARLIE PARKER PHIL PARR DAN PENA TOM PERRYMAN PAULA PRINCE TOM RICHARDS ROSINDA RIOS BURNS CHRISSIE ROBERTS JOHN ROBERTS J D ROSE KEN RUSH RAY SCHILENS CLIFTON ?KING BEE? SMITH DR. J. THOMAS SMITH GARY STONE TERRI THOMAS HARVEY ?HARVEY T? THOMPSON JERRY TRUPIANO GARY ?BLUE EYES? WALKER VAL WILSON more
    0 replies | 6 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 21st, 2024, 08:10 PM
    From Radio Online: Yea Networks-syndicated "Tino Cochino Radio" joins Amaturo Sonoma Media Group's CHR KHTH (Hot 101.7) in Santa Rosa, CA for nights from 6-10pm beginning Monday, July 22. Previously the daypart had run jockless. Jeff Woodworth currently airs in Hot 101.7 mornings and Eloy Camacho in afternoons. KHTH More...
    0 replies | 4 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 21st, 2024, 07:40 PM
    From Radio Online: Roberts Metro Broadcasting's Adult Randamp;B K295CQ (Foxy 106.9) in St. Louis and KXBS-HD3 in Bethalto, IL, has announced the death of morning co-host and longtime St. Louis personality Tammie Holland. Holland, aged 53, succumbed to a long battle with colon cancer. She joined Foxy 106.9 at its launch in More...
    0 replies | 3 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    0 replies | 4 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 21st, 2024, 01:10 PM
    From Radio Insight: Roberts Metro Broadcasting Adult R&B “Foxy 106.9” K295CQ St. Louis/KXBS-HD3 Bethalto IL is mourning the loss of morning co-host and longtime St. Louis personality Tammie Holland after a long bout with colon cancer at the age of 53. Holland joined K295CQ upon its launch last December. She had begun her career in the mid 90’s as an intern and weekend host at “Majic 108” KMJM and would spend time at KDHX, KSDK-TV and Roberts’ WRBU-TV before rejoining then “Magic 104.9” KMJM in 2004 as morning co-host spending a decade alongside Tony Scott through the station’s 2012 move to 100.3 and flip to Classic Hip Hop “100.3 The Beat” in 2014. She then moved to middays in 2016 upon the station’s flip to Hip Hop until exiting in 2020. The station shared, “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Tammie Holland, the beloved co-host of the Real Breakfast Crew on Foxy 106.9. Tammie was a kind, charming, and infectious presence who brought joy to countless listeners. Her signature laugh will be remembered forever. As a media veteran, she touched many lives through her work in radio, TV, acting, and podcasting. Our deepest condolences go out to Tammie’s loved ones. May she rest in peace and continue to inspire us all.” It will dedicate its programming on Monday, July 22 from 8am to 5pm in Holland’s memory playing inspirational songs, memories, and messages from past and present influential people in her life. The station also invites others to share heir favorite memories and stories about Tammie by calling (314) 944-1069 or posting on their Facebook or Instagram page @Foxy1069FM. Program Director Don ‘DJ Wrekk 1’ Williams commented, “We are devastated to lose our dear friend and colleague. Tammie was more than just a talented broadcaster ? she was a kind, compassionate, and generous soul who touched countless lives through her work. In addition to the on-air tribute, we will be working closely with Tammie’s family to provide support during this difficult time. As we remember Tammie’s life and legacy, we take comfort in knowing that her spirit will continue to live on through the countless lives she touched and the memories she created.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Taylor J-radio (@taylorjradio) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Curt Copeland (@mrcurtcopeland) more
    0 replies | 5 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 19th, 2024, 04:51 PM
    From Radio Insight: First On RadioInsight: iHeartMedia is combining all of its product and engineering teams responsible for building and maintaining ad tech and audio solutions including RCS, Triton Digital, and their internal Sound+, in the new Heart Ad Platforms and Technology Solutions Group. Joe Robinson, President of Corporate Development & Ventures for iHeartMedia, will head the new group. The move will see services such as Spreaker fall under the Triton umbrella along with recent acquisition Sounder, while services focused more on music scheduling and playout will be folded into RCS including the company’s internal Sound+ cloud automation system and their Music Labs and AI Music scheduling tools. The heads of those teams, Chip Jellison and Antonio Carbajal will return to RCS as well. Jellison, who served as Chief Technology Officer for RCS from 2006 until 2020, will regain that title adding oversight of development of all RCS products including Media Monitors and Mediabase. In a memo to staffers earlier this week shared with RadioInsight, RCS President/CEO Philippe Generali commented, “For iHeart, this will help the company build innovative products that are competitive in the audio space, and further solidify its leadership role in audio ad tech. For RCS and its divisions, we will work more closely with Triton where we are not already actively doing so.” He added, “This combined development and engineering will reinforce our worldwide technology leadership, prevent product obsolescence issues and allow for the development of more products and services.” more
    0 replies | 8 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 19th, 2024, 03:12 PM
    From Radio Insight: Nielsen continues its releases of the June 2024 continuous diary market and Spring 2024 biannual ratings surveys today. Today’s markets include June monthly ratings for Birmingham, Buffalo/Niagara Falls, Greenville/Spartanburg, Richmond, and Rochester. Spring ratings for Asheville, Fredericksburg, and Tuscaloosa. Coming next week: On Monday, July 22: June monthly ratings for Albany/Schenectady/Troy and Syracuse. Spring ratings for Augusta, Bangor, Burlington/Plattsburgh, Concord, Hudson Valley, Lebanon/Hanover/White River Junction, Manchester, Montpelier/Barre/St. Johnsbury, Newburgh/Middletown, Portland ME, Portsmouth, Poughkeepsie, Utica/Rome, and Watertown. On Tuesday, July 23: June monthly ratings for Dayton, Fort Myers, Grand Rapids, Metro Fairfield County, Tucson and Tulsa. Spring ratings for Danbury, Fort Smith, Kalamazoo, Lima/Van Wert, McAllen/Brownsville/Harlingen, Muskegon, New Haven, and Sarasota. On Wednesday, July 24: June monthly ratings for Albuquerque, Allentown/Bethlehem, El Paso, Fresno, Honolulu, Knoxville, and Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Spring ratings for Johnson City/Kingsport/Bristol, Las Cruces, and Williamsport. On Thursday, July 25: June monthly ratings for Akron, Bakersfield, Charleston SC, Harrisburg/Lebanon/Carlisle, and Omaha/Council Bluffs. Spring ratings for Canton, Hagerstown/Chambersburg, Lancaster PA, Lincoln, Myrtle Beach, New London, Wilmington DE, and York. On Friday, July 26: June monthly ratings for Columbia SC, Des Moines, Greenville/New Bern/Jacksonville NC, Little Rock, Monterey/Salinas/Santa Cruz, Spokane, and Springfield MA. Spring ratings for Gainesville/Ocala, Hot Springs, and Stockton. more
    0 replies | 7 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 19th, 2024, 01:30 PM
    From Radio Online: Connoisseur Media/Connecticut has acquired "The Ruden Report," Fairfield County's source for high school sports news and information. Dave Ruden, the founder of ''The Ruden Report,'' will partner with Connoisseur Media to expand coverage and ultimately provide more comprehensive More...
    0 replies | 10 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 19th, 2024, 11:52 AM
    From Radio Insight: Amaturo Sonoma Media Group CHR “Hot 101.7” KHTH Santa Rosa CA has added Tino Cochino Radio for nights from 6-10pm starting Monday, July 22. The daypart had been jockless. KHTH Program Director Danny Wright commented, “We?re excited to bring Tino Cochino and the crew to Hot 101-7! They?re exactly what we need to keep Hot top of mind and entertained here in Sonoma County! We all know it starts with the radio show, but the all around social content is next level!? Cochino’s show joins a KHTH lineup that features Jeff Wood in mornings and Eloy Camacho in afternoons. more
    0 replies | 8 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 19th, 2024, 05:40 AM
    From Radio Insight: The Estate of John Walton’s Walton Stations sells Classic Hits 1360 KBUY/105.9 K290AY, Country “Bear Country” 1450 KWES/94.7 K234AQ, and Classic Country 93.5 KWES-FM Ruidoso NM to Will Rooney’s MTD Inc. for $170,000. The three stations will create a cluster with the buyer’s Hot AC “Mix 96.7” KNMB Captain and Classic Rock “101.5 The Kid” KIDX Ruidoso. MTD Inc. also owns two other stations in southeastern New Mexico. Steven Lara’s Gorilla Broadcasting purchases 1440 WDXQ/96.7 W244CL Cochran and 610 WCEH/96.1 W241CO Hawkinsville GA from Shanks Broadcasting for $390,000. WDXQ had begun carrying Lara’s Regional Mexican “El Gallo” brand simulcasting 94.3 WLEL Ellaville in 2023, while WCEH dropped its Classic Rock “Highway 96” identity to join the simulcast last month. Lara also operates “El Gallo” branded stations in Raleigh NC, Myrtle Beach SC and Cedar Rapids IA. Hispanic Target Media sells 96.9 WFAJ Nassawadox/Exmore VA to A Wray Fitch’s Jackman Properties LLC for $100,000 with $54,342 coming from tower lease debt owed by the seller. The University of Oregon will acquire the Construction Permit for 91.5 KOCR Oakridge OR from the Aaron Seltzer led Oakridge Community Radio for $5000. The University operates the “Classical Oregon” network based at 91.1 KWAX Eugene and College Alternative 88.1 KWVA Eugene. more
    0 replies | 15 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 18th, 2024, 05:50 PM
    From Radio Online: iHeartMedia Alaska and Hawaii and its more than 17 stations appoints Kim Williams as Area President, effective October 1, following the retirement of Andy Lohman. She joins the Alaska/Hawaii markets from Fairbanks, where she most recently served as the Market President. Williams also served as an Account More...
    0 replies | 11 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 18th, 2024, 05:20 PM
    From Radio Insight: By the end of August, Corus Entertainment intends to have cut at least 25% of its workforce from what it had at the start of the 2023 fiscal year. Corus, which reported a third quarter loss of $769.9 million Canadian with revenue down to $331.8 million from $397.3 million in Q3 2023. The company reported radio revenues down 9.9 percent year-over-year to $23.6 million, while its television revenue saw a massive 17 percent drop from $371.2 million to $308.2 million. With 500 cuts made earlier this year across the company, it now intends to cut 300 more positions by the end of August. And those cuts started today in Kingston ON where the company eliminated all local radio on-air positions on Classic Hits “Big 96.3” CFMK-FM and Hot AC “104.3 Fresh Radio” CKWS-FM. Among the talent exiting are cluster Promotions Director and CKWS-FM morning host Monica Lapajne & co-host Jesse Reynolds, 104.3 afternoon host Carrie ‘Care’ Humphries, CFMK morning host Ryan ‘Sideshow’ Lemmon, midday host Bill Welcyhka, and afternoon host Derek Bolduc. The company cut CFMK-FM/CKWS-FM Program Director Bob Willette in the earlier round of cuts. In a statement shared to the Kingston Whig-Standard, a Corus spokesperson commented, ?On the audio side, BIG 96.3 and Fresh 104.3 will remain in Kingston, and the stations will utilize voice tracking to continue to produce local content made for and reflecting Kingston. In the news division, we have reimagined our broadcast schedule in Kingston, Peterborough, and Kelowna with a focus on supper hour and late-night news programming. Additionally, our local online team will now operate under a new model to better support local breaking news.” During the Corus earnings call on Monday, co-CEO John Gossling said, “We’re making tough decisions to shutter areas of the business we can no longer sustain and pause longer term development activities while we implement efficiency initiatives.” Co-CEO Troy Reeb added that the company would “redouble our efforts to reduce legacy costs, not just in news, but in all areas of the business.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jesse Reynolds (@ifyouseekjesse) more
    0 replies | 12 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 18th, 2024, 04:30 PM
    From Radio Insight: iHeartMedia has announced that Kim Williams will succeed Andy Lohman as Area President of their Alaska and Hawaii properties upon Lohman’s retirement on October 1. Williams, who has been Market President for their Fairbanks AK cluster since 2009, will oversee operations in Anchorage, Fairbanks and Honolulu. She began her career as an account executive in Anchorage for Pacific Star Communications through their absorption into AMFM and Clear Channel. iHeartMedia Division President Dan Lankford, who Williams will report to, stated, “I have had the privilege of working with Kim over the past four years while she served as Market President for Fairbanks. I?m excited to see Kim?s passion and experience expand to all of the iHeartMedia stations across the entire Alaska and Hawaii area.” Williams commented, “I am grateful to iHeart and thrilled for the opportunity to work with these incredible markets. Alaska and Hawaii are two of the most diverse, extreme, and beautiful states. I?m incredibly proud to learn from and contribute to our amazing teams in Honolulu, Fairbanks, and Anchorage.” Lohman has served as Area President since August 2022 after a decade as Regional VP/Market Manager for Anchorage and Fairbanks AK since 2012. He previously served as General Sales Manager of KJR and KJR-FM Seattle. more
    0 replies | 10 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 18th, 2024, 03:10 PM
    From Radio Insight: Nielsen begins its releases of the June 2024 continuous diary market and Spring 2024 biannual ratings surveys today. Today’s markets include June monthly ratings for Baton Rouge, Louisville, New Orleans, Oklahoma City, and Puerto Rico. Spring ratings for Biloxi/Gulfport/Pascagoula, Bowling Green, Lafayette, Laurel/Hattiesburg, and Monmouth/Ocean. Other markets coming this week include: On Friday, July 19: June monthly ratings for Birmingham, Buffalo/Niagara Falls, Greenville/Spartanburg, Richmond, and Rochester. Spring ratings for Asheville, Fredericksburg, and Tuscaloosa. more
    0 replies | 9 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 18th, 2024, 02:30 PM
    From Radio Online: Woody and Jim return to Nashville radio on Cromwell Media's rebranded W227DC (93.3 FM Totally Hits/Totally Nashville). The duo have been a staple in the lives of many radio listeners in Nashville for over 25 years. After a one-year hiatus, they return on Monday July 22 every weekday from 5-10am. Woody Wood More...
    0 replies | 11 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 18th, 2024, 01:51 PM
    From Radio Insight: Leighton Media has debuted a new afternoon show on three of its Country stations. “Wild Country 99” KZPK Paynesville/St. Cloud MN, “KJ Country” 96.5 KJJK-FM Fergus Falls MN, and “97 KYCK” Crookston MN/Grand Forks ND have launched the “Kris & Chelsea Show” in afternoons. KZPK Program Director Kris Valentine comes on-air to join longtime partner Chelsea Lee, who moves from mornings. Valentine joined KZPK as Program Director in December with Lee joining the station in mornings with both previously working at Hubbard’s “100.7 Kik-FM” KIKV Alexandria where Valentine was PD/morning host and Lee co-host. Valentine previously programmed KZPK from 2016-18 and has previously worked on-air in Denver, Minneapolis, and Portland. The duo replace Brook Stephens in afternoons on KZPK and KYCK, while Lee had already been tracking afternoons on KJJK. The Kelly Jordan Show continues in mornings on the three stations. Jordan is now teamed with Bryan Riley and ‘Intern Natalie’ following Chelsea Lee’s move to the afternoon show. Riley also hosts middays at KZPK. more
    0 replies | 7 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 18th, 2024, 01:51 PM
    From Radio Online: The Massachusetts Broadcasters Association (MBA) awarded 11 scholarships, totaling $30,000, to the most promising broadcast students in Massachusetts during a presentation at Beasley Media Group in Waltham, MA. Student Broadcaster Scholarships are given to students pursuing a career in over-the-air More...
    0 replies | 14 view(s)
  • Colorado Media Newsroom's Avatar
    July 18th, 2024, 01:11 PM
    From Radio Insight: This content is for members only. Visit the site and log in/register to read. more
    0 replies | 12 view(s)
More Activity